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Bradford: Blue Peter Badges and the Highs and Lows of Touring


April 19, 2016

Our Associate Director Sophie Ivatts is in Bradford this week with a new company of amateur actors, a new group of schoolchildren, and Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chingyanganya joining the Dream team!

Sue Downing with her amateur group, the Non Entities

Quince’s Blog, Task 2: Feeling the Joy of Performance

Company news

January 21, 2016

Sue Downing, who plays Quince for the Nonentities, wrote about the process of choreographing a dance to prepare for the imminent Dream 2016 rehearsals and performances

Jill and The Castle Players with Dream director Erica Whyman and movement director Sian Williams

Listen to The Castle Players’ Dream Radio Play

Company news

December 11, 2015

Jill Cole, the director of Newcastle’s The Castle Players, has spent the start of the Christmas season organising a radio play of Dream in a local pub.

Sophie Ivatts, Associate Director of the RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream

North Country: Glasgow and Leeds

Company news

November 23, 2015

Dream 2016 Associate Director Sophie Ivatts has been travelling up and down the country visiting our amateur groups around the UK. She wrote about her visits to Glasgow and Leeds.

RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Common Lot, Norwich

Scenes of Utter Madness: The Common Lot Get Choreographing

Company news

November 16, 2015

Emma Trindall, who plays Starveling for The Common Lot, Norwich, documented the process of devising a dance for the amateur groups’ second rehearsal task.

Cathy Lloyd from Poulton Drama, Blackpool. RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream

“It’s like the Eurovision Song Contest”

Company news

November 2, 2015

Whether they linked in from a living room or a broom cupboard, all the amateur groups were passionate at the first online feedback session, says Poulton Drama’s Quince, Cathy Lloyd


On the Road

Company news

October 27, 2015

Sophie Ivatts, Associate Director for Dream 2016 has been up and down the country visiting our groups of amateur mechanicals, and working with them on their rehearsal tasks.

Royal Shakespeare Company, Midsummer Night's Dream 2016

Performing Lady Macbeth

Company news

October 22, 2015

Adam Summers, who takes the role of Flute for the Canterbury Players, reflects on first task given to the Dream amateurs: Shakespearean monologues and duologues.